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Here’s why we use and recommend Lens for Kubernetes, part of Mirantis - Here’s why we use and recommend Lens for Kubernetes

With the news of Lens 6 and Lens Pro being released to the public, I wanted to take a moment to share my views and experiences with Lens - and why we find it so valuable for the team. 

More than 600,000 people worldwide, and thousands of businesses, run Kubernetes on Lens. It’s the biggest platform for K8s in the world, and for this and other reasons, we’ve found it to be absolutely invaluable to the framework of how Lagoon and run our Kubernetes clusters. 

At, we use Lens every single day. It’s an integral tool for our team to use since it helps us manage, monitor, and debug Kubernetes clusters quickly and accurately. Without Lens, our team would really struggle to do everything we do on a daily basis since we’d be doing it via console. In a world without Lens, we would spend so much time managing and overseeing clusters that it would bring a significant struggle to our busy team. 

For this reason, we are grateful we have Lens to help us manage and run Kubernetes clusters. 

Specifically, in regards to Lagoon, we are so excited to contribute with the Lens team and integrate it with the Lagoon platform. Although this is a work in progress, we know it will be related to improving and streamlining application delivery. Integrating Lagoon with Lens will help Developers and Operations teams to package and ship applications much more effectively and efficiently. 

We are excited for the future of Lens and Lagoon, and we look forward to enjoying the new platform capabilities.

I am excited to experience Lens 6 because of the even further-improved quality and support features. Lens has a substantial business impact for daily, so it’s important to me that my team is using the best and most functional version of Lens available, which is now Lens Pro. 

One of the upcoming features for Lens in the future will be Lens Desktop, which means that teams can access Lens via desktop, browser, phone, or tablet. Previously, Lens could only be used when installed on your computer. This future feature will make Lens so much more flexible, accessible, and easy to use for teams all around the world.

We are also optimistic about the new level of support that will be available with Lens 6. The desktop version will come with a built-in chat function so you can get the immediate help you need instead of filling out another form. 

Security is a top priority for many companies currently using Lens, and if that sounds like you, then you’ll be happy to know that container image scanning will be built directly into Lens Desktop. This means users will be able to directly browse container images running in your cluster, namespace, deployment, or pod. Being able to view vulnerabilities faster means that you can work on fixing them faster. 

For companies, the implicit value of all versions of Lens is the time saved, and the quality and support. There aren’t words to describe how valuable it is to receive the support you need, and quickly, since this can make or break your project timelines. 

For system engineers and DevOps engineers, the ability to access full-time support and new features like Lens Desktop will be game-changing for the future of managing Kubernetes clusters. 

To learn more about the new release of Lens 6, please view the Lens Blog announcement

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